Thanksgiving will soon be just around the corner which means that now is the time to start making plans for the holidays. There are many wonderful Thanksgiving vacation spots around the country which are the ideal getaways for this time of the year and the perfect places to celebrate whether you are traveling with your partner, family or friends. Thanksgiving vacations will always prove to be memorable as there is always a unique feeling and atmosphere that spreads throughout the land – not to mention the tantalizing food! Read on for a few of the best spots around the country to head for Thanksgiving this year.
Those looking for an alternative getaway this year should seriously consider spending Thanksgiving in Hawaii. November is a great time to visit this alluring island because it is one of the few times of the year that it is not overrun with tourists but still allows you to enjoy the fabulous weather (although you do get more rain at this time of the year). Worried about the turkey dinner? Fear not, as most resort restaurants will be offering a special meal for Thanksgiving.
New York City
There is always an incredible buzz around The Big Apple, but this is taken to the next level when you visit during the holidays. This is largely thanks to the mesmerizing Thanksgiving Day Parade which sees colorful floats, huge balloons, marching bands, cheerleaders, celebrities and more file through the streets of NYC. It attracts over 3 million spectators each year and is quite the spectacle – just make sure that you make reservations if you plan on enjoying a turkey dinner at a restaurant!
Where better to spend Thanksgiving than where the first Thanksgiving feast took place? The picturesque coastal town just outside of Boston is a place of great historical importance which comes to life over the holidays with all kinds of festivities taking place, including parades, concerts, outdoor exhibits, ceremonies and more. If you want to learn more about this important historical holiday, then this is the place to be.
Keystone Resort, Colorado
If you like to stay active, then skiing is a great way to spend Thanksgiving. There are many terrific places to do this, but Keystone Resort in Colorado is famous for its perfect slopes and sunshine with the ski season conveniently starting at the beginning of November. Many people will be spending their time indoors eating, drinking and being merry which means that you can benefit from no queues and wide open runs – bliss.
If you do not fancy NYC, then Chicago can be an excellent alternative as many people head out of the city over the weekend. There is another fantastic parade taking place here along with all kinds of great attractions all over town for the holidays. In addition to this, Black Friday means that there are some brilliant shopping opportunities to enjoy!
Santa Barbara, California
Wine lover? Santa Barbara is home to many famous vineyards and boasts picturesque natural scenery so Thanksgiving vacations here can be incredibly relaxing and enjoyable. There are dozens of restaurants that will be serving up delicious turkey dinners paired with delicious local wines with lovely views of the surrounding area. This can often be a hectic time of the year, but life is taken at a much more leisurely pace in Santa Barbara, which will appeal to those seeking peaceful Thanksgiving vacation spots.
New Orleans, Louisiana
As an area world-famous for food and good times, it is no surprise that New Orleans is one of the best Thanksgiving vacation spots in the States. As you would expect, there is a fun, lively and colorful parade taking place along with all kinds of other celebrations taking over the town to enjoy. You can’t come to New Orleans over the holidays and not try the local classic turducken dish suitably called turducken either – a chicken stuffed into a duck which is then stuffed into a turkey for triple-poultry goodness! This, along with a number of other amazing culinary creations, is available in the inviting restaurants and bars which are fantastic fun at this time of the year.
There are many brilliant spots all over the country ideal for Thanksgiving, but these are a few of the best places to head this year for an unforgettable holiday. There is somewhere for everyone whether you are looking to get in the party spirit, sample the local culture or simply trying to escape the chaos and relax for a few days with good company and, of course, great food and drink.